One day after seven people were killed at a July Fourth parade in Highland Park, Illinois, the names of those killed are being released, as are more details of who they were, and who they have left behind.
On Tuesday, the Lake County Coroner’s Office released the names of six of the seven deceased during a press conference. The shooting occurred at 10:30 a.m. on July Fourth when a gunman dressed in women’s clothing opened fire on a crowd of celebrators from the rooftop of a business building.
“It is with a heavy heart that I bring to you the names of the victims of that tragedy,” Coroner Jennifer Banek said during the press conference.
Here's what we know so far of the deceased victims:
Katherine Goldstein, 64 years old
Goldstein was mother to daughters Cassie and Alana. She was married to husband Craig Goldstein.
Cassie, who was with her mother at the parade, recalled what happened during the shooting in an interview with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt on July 5.
"I told (mom) that it was a shooter and that she had to run, and so I started running with her, and we were next to each other, and he shot her in the chest and she fell down, and I knew she was dead," Cassie said.
"She was just a good mom. I got to have 22 years with the best mom in the world."
Irina McCarthy, 35 years old
Irina McCarthy is listed as one of the victims of the shooting, as is Kevin McCarthy. According to DePaul University, where Irina and Kevin graduated, the two were married and leave behind a 2-year-old son, Aiden.
Kevin McCarthy, 37 years old
As previously stated, Kevin McCarthy is listed as one of the victims and is the husband of Irina McCarthy, who also died in the mass shooting. He leaves behind a son, Aiden.
Irina's father told the Chicago Sun Times that Kevin died protecting his son, Aiden, saying, "He had Aiden under his body when he was shot" and that Aiden was walking the streets after the shooting. His grandfather picked the 2-year-old up at the police station later on.
He also told the Chicago Sun Times that Aiden's parents "were crazy about their child. They were planning two."
Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63 years old
Sundheim was identified as one of the victims of the attack by her synagogue after the shooting.
“It is with immeasurable sadness that we let you know that our beloved Jacki Sundheim was one of the victims murdered today at the Highland Park Parade. Jacki was a lifelong congregant of NSCI and a cherished member of NSCI’s staff team for decades,” the synagogue said in a statement. “There are no words sufficient to express the depth of our grief for Jacki’s death and sympathy for her family and loved ones.”
Stephen Straus, 88 years old
Straus was a financial advisor, father of two and grandfather to four grandchildren, according to the New York Times. His niece posted on Facebook, "No one should die this way."
Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78 years old
According to the New York Times, Toledo had been resistant to going to the parade. However, because his disabilities required the round-the-clock presence of another person, he was brought along by family members who did not want to miss out on the festivities.
“We realized our grandfather was hit. We saw blood and everything splattered onto us,” Xochil Toledo, his granddaughter, told the New York Times.
The seventh victim has not yet been identified.